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Mississippi High Court to Hear Damage Claim

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Don F. McElroy, who claims he is owed compensation from Simpson County for injuries he suffered in a 2004 accident. The state Court of Appeals in April reversed a local judge’s …

UPMC to Appeal $12.5M in Malpractice Verdicts

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center expects to file an appeal after two Allegheny County juries have awarded $12.5 million in damages to the family of a 24-year-old accountant who died in 2003 after an abscess was misdiagnosed as a …

Virginia’s Dominion to Appeal Asbestos Exposure Fines

A Dominion Virginia Power spokesman says the company will appeal fines issued by the state over asbestos at its Surry nuclear power plant. The Daily Press says the Department of Labor and Industry ordered Dominion to pay $12,600 in fines …

Indiana Surgeon Loses Civil Case Appeal

The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the first malpractice judgment against a former northwestern Indiana nose surgeon captured in Italy after five years on the run. The Post-Tribune reports the court ruled Wednesday against Merrillville doctor Mark Weinberger. Former …

Miss. Man’s FEMA Fraud Conviction Appeal Denied

A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Randall T. Thirsk for FEMA fraud. Thirsk was convicted in 2010 in federal court in Gulfport, Miss., on four counts. Prosecutors say Thirsk received more …

Miss. Supreme Court Hears $17.2 Damage Award Appeal

The Mississippi Supreme Court will consider an appeal by APAC-Tennessee Inc. of a $17.2 million verdict a DeSoto County jury awarded to an injured teenager in 2009. A DeSoto County jury found for Ethan Bryant of Hernando, who suffered permanent …

Maine Court to Hear Appeal in Suit Against Priest

Maine’s highest court will hear arguments on whether a woman’s lawsuit should go forward against a former Catholic priest she says abused her in the early 1970s. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral arguments Sept. 13 in Christine …

Michigan Court Backs Verdict in Home Lost Due to Oil Case

Four hundred gallons of heating oil in the basement? The Michigan appeals court says that’s distressing. The court has upheld a $100,000 verdict for a Clinton County woman whose home had to be demolished after oil was mistakenly pumped into …

Calif. Court Denies Appeal of Closely-Watched Workers’ Comp Case

The California Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of a case many workers’ compensation insurers and businesses were hoping would be reversed. Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced that it was not going to review the decision of the Fifth District …

Nebraska Supreme Court to Hear Sledding Lawsuit Appeal

The Nebraska Supreme Court will consider whether a family whose two young girls were seriously injured in a sledding accident should lose the nearly $2.5 million they were awarded – or get even more money to cover the medical costs …